Orange Matzoh Brei

This orange-infused version of matzoh brei with only a touch of added sugar offers the perfect bit of sweetness during Passover or any time of year. Many people have brain health on their minds. The choline in the eggs supports brain and nervous system function, while Florida Orange Juice (FLOJ) contributes several nutrients that may play a role in cognition, including vitamin C, thiamin, vitamin B6, and the flavonoid hesperidin.

This sponsored recipe is brought to you by the Florida Department of Citrus as part of Food & Nutrition‘s Recipe Roundup program. Click for more FLOJ recipes!

SERVINGS: 6
SERVING SIZE: 1 slice
PREP TIME: 8 minutes
COOKING TIME: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 ½ cup Florida Orange Juice (fortified with calcium and vitamin D)
4 sheets matzoh
4 large eggs (200 grams)
1 ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup dried cranberries (45 grams)
1 tablespoon canola oil

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat the FLOJ over medium heat to just below the boiling point. Meanwhile, break up the matzoh into small pieces and put into a medium mixing bowl. In a large mixing bowl, using a fork, beat the eggs with the vanilla extract, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Once the FLOJ is heated, pour it over the broken matzoh. Allow the matzoh to soak up the juice, about 2 – 3 minutes. Mix the softened matzoh and the dried cranberries into the egg mixture and stir well with a spoon or spatula. Heat an 8-inch nonstick, oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the canola oil and swirl to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the matzoh brei mixture and spread evenly in the pan. Cook about 5 minutes or until the bottom begins to brown. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake 10 minutes or until the top is firm. Remove from the pan and invert so the bottom of the pancake is now the top. Allow it to cool on a rack if not serving immediately. Serve with a sprinkle with powdered sugar or a drizzle of honey, if desired.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES: 223; TOTAL FAT 6g; SAT. FAT 1g; CHOL. 124mg; SODIUM 243mg; CARB. 36g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 17g; PROTEIN 7g; POTASSIUM 185mg; PHOSPHORUS 113mg

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